Elf Marx is the ultimate Elven Socialist: totally committed to the redistribution of wealth, he sits in the backfield and distributes the ball as hard and as far as he can.
He is the Greatest Ever High Elf Passer and at the time of writing, the Greatest Living Passer in Ranked. In January 2021 he became the fourth ever member of the 5,000 Yard Club.
18/2/18 - After Game 23 he climbs into the Top 25 Active High Elf Passers at Number 21, becoming my first ever player on one of the lists! Naturally, Marx shares the celebratory champagne with all of his comrades. At this point he sits on 331 total passing yards, for an average of 14.39 per game.
25/2/18 - In Game 24 he throws for 29 yards, bringing his average up to 15 per match and placing him 17th on the list. Now 112 yards short of the All-Time Top 25, Elf Marx vows to claim that title in honour of his fallen friend Angrod Attlee, who died in the match.
2/3/18 - In Game 31 he throws for 37 yards, putting him 8th in the Active Passing High Elves, and 16th for All Time. However, a conversation with the opposing coach suggests an alternative playstyle, which might potentially limit his passing opportunities...
20/3/18 - Any dreams of an alternative playstyle are dashed two games later, when a match against Stikki's legendary Wood Elf team She's a Sensation
gives Elf Marx a chance to show off his real colours against the very best. In the 6-2 victory, Marx completes his thesis of social distribution for 44 yards, placing him 22nd in the top 25 active passers for yardage, with 605 yards. Now 3rd for Active High Elves, and 9th for All-Time, Elf Marx looks to learn from his opposite number who, despite being on the losing side this time, himself still threw for 44 yards. Clearly there is a lot to be done...
8/5/18 - Game 40 is a vicious match against some angry vampires. Marx however is unphased, throwing for 36 yards and putting himself on a career 837 yards. Now 4th best passing high elf of all time, and 2nd still playing, he keeps his feet on the ground by looking at the inequity all around him.
12/6/18 - Elf Marx brings up his half-century with a hard-fought match against some scaly lizards
. During the match he throws for 24 yards, nowhere near his current match record of 75
, but a very respectable showing. A near-failure on a pickup convinces him that he can't distribute the wealth of society without being able to take firm hold of it: if he can, he needs a surer grip when grasping the mettle. He now stands with the greats: 5th on the active top passers of all races, number 1 active High Elf Passer, and 2nd all-time High Elf passer. Soon the High Elves will be known not for the grandeur of their finery or their buildings, but for their belief in the distribution of social goods.
20/1/19 - In the first round of the Warpstone Open Qualifiers
, the now-legend Elf Marx keeps his battered comrades' spirits up as they fall all around him. Despite three deaths on the pitch, he leads them to a victory in overtime, throwing for 38 yards.
10/5/19 - In this close-fought tie
against an Amazon team led by StarJump, Elf Marx was briefly overcome by the dark shadows of capitalism. However, Celeborn Castro reminded him that socialism's glory had not yet been fully achieved in Ulthuan, and Elf Marx's heart jumped back into life.
27/11/19 - As he closes in on his 100th game, Elf Marx still burns with the fires of socialist justice. Now the 6th highest passer ever across all leagues and 5th in Ranked, he can see the chance to write the history books and break up Stikki's domination of the highest categories. His total passing yardage is 2618 yards, at an average of 27.27 per match.
6/10/20 - The Socialist's first match against snotlings is the host for Elf Marx to cross the 4,000 yard barrier, and the team celebrates with a 7-1 drubbing of the little guys. Now third on the all-time ranked passers, he begins to dream of overtaking Cherrystone Hotpack...
27/10/20 - Elf Marx is stunned to hear about the death of his great rival and inspiration Briskbreeze Silverbirch
, who tragically perished on the pitch on the 26th. At time of his death, Briskbreeze was the third-highest passer of all time, and the third passer ever to cross the 5,000 yard barrier. His work remains an inspiration to Elf Marx, who now sits on 4,182 yards, and who will redouble his efforts to spread the good word of socialism far and wide.
12/12/20 - Elf Marx’s 150th game brings him only 20 yards, but a challenging match against necro forces him to worry in a way he hasn’t for a long time: his physical integrity is repeatedly challenged. The 3-0 result is perhaps flattering: Marx is reminded of the importance of the whole society in attaining goals.